NGO Recruitment’s NFP Hiring insights and salary snapshot 2022

HR Manager - People & Community

Organisation Name University of Melbourne Student Union
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2023-03-09
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 1012852
  • Leading student organisation based on site at University of Melbourne
  • $115K + 12% super + 17.5% leave loading + salary packaging + 5 weeks leave
  • 35 Hour working week - Flexible hybrid working environment


The Organisation

The University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) is a leading student representative body with a proud history dating back over 130 years. Run by students, this organisation drives the arts, representation, advocacy, live music and cultural services on campus.  At its heart, UMSU is committed to ensuring student voices are heard while making students time at University fun and enjoyable. UMSU provides students with access to a range of cultural facilities and events, as well as quality support services.

Benefits & Culture
  • Collegial, supportive and pet friendly environment
  • Leading flexible work practices
  • 5-week’s paid annual leave plus end of year allowance
  • Tailored professional development opportunities
The Role

Reporting to the CEO as Manager, People and Community you will provide high level strategic advice and coaching to the management team, staff and elected student representatives. You will be responsible for supervising the coordinators of the Volunteering, Student representation, and Clubs and Societies departments as well as the project Coordinator for UMSU International. You will contribute to a range of projects that improve the ongoing development and oversight of the Human Resources, volunteering and student engagement functions and make a positive impact towards the UMSU community. 

This role will manage the entire employee lifecycle, strategic planning and management of administrative functions.  Essential to your success will be your proven track record in policy and procedure development, budgeting, OH&S, performance management, understanding legislative requirements and enterprise bargaining. You have values consistent with the organisation and a working knowledge of accessibility and social inclusion that form the basis of your approach to stakeholder engagement.
Key aspects of the role include:
  • Supporting managers to improve their people management capability
  • Fostering a prosperous workplace culture through various streams
  • Demonstrating high quality industrial and employee relations knowledge
  • Stakeholder engagement; ability to influence and collaborate diplomatically
  • Drive improvements and influence change effectively
  • Workforce and succession planning
  • Staff supervision
Skills Required

You are a true HR generalist who thrives in developing and implementing solutions that deliver outstanding outcomes for employees and organisations. It is a role that will require you to work autonomously while consulting and collaborating as needed.  Preferably you are experienced as a senior business partner or HR Manager within an education, student organisation or not-for-profit environment; combined with relevant human resources management or related qualifications.

If you are a passionate human resources leader with a desire to positively impact the higher education experience for students then please send a cover letter, responding to the skills required above, and resume to or call Gemma Schade on 03 8080 8978.

NGO Recruitment values equitable recruitment practices and is committed to representing candidates reflective of the diverse organisations and communities we work with. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, and identities, and are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs. If you are interested in this position and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply.
Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.